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Find a Student Placement

As a learning and teaching organization, Access Alliance is committed to providing enriched placement opportunities for students looking for field placements, particularly those who are from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Students are recognized as a valued and important part of helping to further Access Alliance’s strategic directions.

We accept a limited number of college and university students who express an interest in improving the health outcomes of marginalized populations, particularly refugees and newcomers. Opportunities for students may be available in health promotion (youth, women, or community engagement and volunteerism), health administration and non-profit management, community-based research, social work and counseling, settlement, nutrition, and medical services.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive for student placements and a limited number of Access Alliance staff who are available to supervise students, we regret that we are unable to find placements for everyone who applies. Securing a placement with us depends on whether your learning requirements and skills are a good fit with the current and emerging needs of our agency. We only accept applications that are submitted properly through our online Student Placement Application platform and target specifically one of the posted positions below. Please read the placement posting carefully before making an application.

Current Placement Opportunities

Spring/Summer 2022

Please note that the application for the Spring/Summer terms is closed. If you are interested in a summer student job with Access Alliance and meet the eligibility criteria, you may apply by May 18.  

Fall 2022

Stay tuned! The postings for the Fall term will be rolled out soon. All available placement positions will be posted before June 20, 2022

Winter 2023

The majority of Winter term placement postings will be available by end of September.

A Student Placement Experience

Wondering what it is like to do your placement at Access Alliance?

Read our blog post on the placement experience of Stephanie Thevarajah, a McMaster University student who worked with our Knowledge Mobilization and Social Action team. 

Student Training Program 

Every fall Access Alliance offers a free training program for students from various disciplines who are interested in working with immigrants and refugees. Students currently completing a field placement at any agency are welcome to register for any or all sessions. Students who successfully complete all three workshops will receive a certificate.

Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!